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From gas to submarines, Great War was crucible for deadly innovation

From gas to submarines, Great War was crucible for deadly innovation

Fighter aircraft, tanks, submarines, heavy artillery: the horrors of warfare between 1914 and 1918 were a crucible for deadly technological innovation, including the poison gas that came to symbolize the barbarity of the conflict. When World War I broke out […]


US vows to defend Japan against China

US vows to defend Japan against China

Secretary of State John Kerry vowed Friday that the United States would defend Japan against attack including over islands claimed by China as tensions boil between the Asian powers. Kerry, who said he would visit China next week, met in […]


Israel Air Force Prepares for Future Battlefield

Israel Air Force Prepares for Future Battlefield

Once upon a time, Israel was concerned about the possibility of a ground invasion of enemy armies into Israeli territory. The Middle East has since undergone significant change; the battlefield of today and of the future, with which the IDF […]


10th Mountain Division Soldiers teach Afghan mortarmen 60mm mortar system

10th Mountain Division Soldiers teach Afghan mortarmen 60mm mortar system

It may be small, but a 60mm mortar round has a blast radius of over 20 meters and can be fired at enemies three and a half kilometers away. The M224 60mm mortar system has become a staple of American […]


C-130H, end of an era in Afghanistan

C-130H, end of an era in Afghanistan

All good things don’t necessarily need to come to an end; sometimes they are just replaced by something even better. Such is the case with the venerable C-130H Hercules model aircraft here. The C-130 has been around since the Vietnam […]


Technology one step ahead of war laws

Technology one step ahead of war laws

Today’s emerging military technologies-including unmanned aerial vehicles, directed-energy weapons, lethal autonomous robots, and cyber weapons like Stuxnet-raise the prospect of upheavals in military practices so fundamental that they challenge long-established laws of war. Weapons that make their own decisions about […]


US to Accelerate Iraq Weapons, Drone Deliveries

US to Accelerate Iraq Weapons, Drone Deliveries

The White House said Monday that the United States will remain strongly committed to Iraq as it fights al-Qaida affiliated groups, but it said, again, that American troops will not return to Iraq. The surge in fighting between Iraqi government […]


Iraq at crossroads between reconciliation and war: analysts

Iraq at crossroads between reconciliation and war: analysts

An intensifying revolt in a Sunni Arab province of Iraq sparked by the Shiite-led government’s dispersal of a year-old protest leaves the country at the crossroads between reconciliation and civil war, analysts say. Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki must decide in […]


Ground Fire Injures 4 US Troops in South Sudan

Ground Fire Injures 4 US Troops in South Sudan

WASHINGTON: Four U.S. service members were injured today when their aircraft came under ground fire in South Sudan during a mission to evacuate American citizens in Bor, according to a statement issued by U.S. Africa Command. The updated Africom statement […]


 
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